In this podcast, Dave reviews over Dennis Hursh’s book “The Final Hurdle”.
Dave shares the following:
– The highlights of RVUs and what every resident & fellow should consider
– How physicians considering private practice can avoid pitfalls
– What benefits can be negotiated and not negotiated
Finally, he is giving away ONE free copy! The first person to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name & address will get a free copy!
As you guys know, I love to read and a gentleman sent me a book a few months ago that I am finally getting around to do a review of.
It’s called The Final Hurdle by Dennis Hursch. I had him on as a podcast guest, which you can check out the interview by clicking here.
He was kind enough to send me a couple of copies of his book. It’s all about physicians negotiating their employment contracts and getting a fair employment agreement.
Not being a lawyer myself but being familiar with many of these concepts, I thought there was some really, really good information.
If you don’t know much about tail coverage or billings, I think this is a great primer for medical students, residents, fellows, and even practicing physicians.
It tells you about prohibitions and what is negotiable. Another aspect I enjoyed about this book is it started talking about private practice and it gave some good, actionable ideas on partnerships, buy-sell agreements, and some of this stuff that is so important.
Another section I enjoyed was the focus on benefits, what benefits can you negotiate and what you can’t negotiate.
A couple of areas that I wish Dennis would have focused more on…
First, exploring private practice versus working for hospitals. Are there certain negotiating tactics that work better in one versus another? What are the pros and cons? He touched on this, but I would have liked to seen more.
Next, I think it would have been helpful to reference average compensations for specialties. What is good compensation? What is poor compensation? How does this differ from one part of the country to another?
Lastly, I would also like to have seen him produce a couple of scripts that physicians could use. This way the reader could apply a few actionable concepts that could produce an immediate financial benefit.
Overall, I think with this book in hand physicians will know what to do and what not to do. Especially, if you are a resident or a fellow, you need to check out this book, The Final Hurdle, by Dennis Hursch.
As a matter of fact, I am keeping one copy all to myself, but…..
I am going to give away a second copy to give away to my listeners and readers.
If you’d like to have a copy of The Final Hurdle, the very first person to e-mail me at email@example.com can snag a FREE copy!
Make sure to e-mail me now with your name and address before it is gone!
READY…. SET….. GO!!!!
p.s. Have a book I should read next? Let me know!
p.p.s. If you are an author who specializes in issues that physicians deal with, I’d love to have you on as my next guest and do a review of your book as well! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about you and your book.